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FLOW Super Cup final way up!

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 11:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

If last year's edition of the Super Cup final was 'tun up', then this year it 'tun way up'. The highly anticipated mega clash between St George's College and Jamaica College lived up to its expectation. It was much bigger and better than last year.

What a difference a day makes as the frustrated fans who turned out for the World Cup qualifier between Jamaica and Panama on Friday night were treated to a dismal, uninspiring and lackluster performance by the Reggae Boyz.

 

YOUTHFUL EXUBERANCE

 

The final whistle couldn't have come any sooner to put them out of their misery. Fast-forward 24 hours later, and the premier schoolboy football spectacle was on show. Excitement, youthful exuberance, skills and tactical manoeuvres were on display throughout 90 minutes of end-to-end action.

In the end, St George's College came away champions, scoring four unanswered high-calibre goals in front of a record capacity crowd for a schoolboy match (close to 30,000). The atmosphere was electrifying, with dancers and colourful fireworks on display.

The stadium was abuzz with jubilant supporters who constantly cheered on their teams, much to the delight of the organisers and sponsors.

Commendations must be given to FLOW and all the individuals/entities who worked hard behind the scenes to ensure the super final was a success. Moreover, the company has been playing, and continues to play, an instrumental role in unearthing and developing aspiring young football talents in Jamaica. They also provide an avenue for them to expose their craft. This thrust to reinvigorate football was made evident with the introduction of the Street Futsal in communities throughout the island (another tremendous blockbuster success). Also, it seems to have resonated throughout the schools with the advent of the Super Cup - schoolboy football's version of the Champions League.

I urge FLOW to continue the excellent work (it has not gone unnoticed) and to leave no stone unturned in crafting innovative strategies to develop the beautiful game in Jamaica for generations to come.

ANDRE SMITH

ceoandre@aol.com